Are romantic relationships overrated?

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  • Yes, but not because they aren't wonderful. I just feel that we have put romantic relationships up on a pedestal and have lost focus of other types of relationships that also bring value and enjoyment to our lives. Familial and platonic relationships are just as important, and people need to realize that there isn't only one type of love. The fact of the matter is not everyone is going to end up with a romantic partner and we need to be encouraging people to find the value and joy in other types of relationships and human connections as well.

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  • So I’ve been taken advantage of, been neglected, and decided to choose abstinence. I’ve always been the one who says “I don’t want kids and I don’t need a relationship to make me happy” and I meant it. I am being artsy, I am being creative, I am working out almost everyday at the gym, I’m running daily and playing volleyball or soccer, I’m going out with friends on the weekend, I am on top of my classes for sustainability and communications, I am living a life that I love and enjoy, I am exploring more and understanding more than I ever have, I am my own knight in shining armor, I am the queen of my land... and I am incredibly happy and thankful...

    But something hormonal has changed inside of me... I’ve been very sappy... watching Disney Princess movies about love and courage or the notebook and seeing how passion just drives these people and adds more to their life... and I am genuinely craving a good to honest romantic experience.

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  • In my opinion romantic relationships are not overrated.
    They can be incredible, they just don't always last. People should be more realistic and just enjoy the time they have with people.
    I feel like you can love somebody with all your heart, but it doesn't mean that you have to plan to spend the rest of your lives together and that you have to get legally married.
    People are not perfect.
    You can just have wonderful romantic relationships for however long they last and move on.

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  • They would be overrated if it was a short fad or something being way overly praised for what it actually is but the way I see, love is a must in everyone's life and a lot of people lack this so much, especially with finding an individual that wants to be their lifetime significant other! Many people will have that craving for wanting to give their affection, devotion and love to someone who they can be with that's not a family member or a best friend.

    I honestly believe they aren't overrated and if anything, they are underrated with society mostly telling you that money, having a big family and a carefree life is best when in reality, it's not for everyone. I would encourage this to everyone looking for love because it's well worth it when you find the right person to be in a relationship with <3

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What Girls Said 27

  • The way everyone wants to be in one nowadays, and would rather switch up tens of different people to find the perfect one instead of living their lives - yeah when it comes to that I think it's overrated , because people nowadays seem to get depressed and feel like they're lacking something if they don't have a partner. It all makes romantic relationships kinda lose their real purpose.

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  • Relationships solely based on sex are overrated. Romantic relationships are never overrated. It involves more than just sticking it in and out and then leaving.
    In romantic relationships, you invest yourself into something that is wonderful and hopefully long lasting

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  • Well, that depends on your idea of romantic. My idea is if he got/or made dinner and he set up a horror movie marathon with a bomb ass dessert. That would mean he knows me well lol but there's nothing wrong with say, getting all dressed up for dinner and dancing or something. It all depends on what you guys like and stuff.

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  • For all the romantic relationships? Yes, Absolute exaggeration. Look at those scum couples in the world!, they are just disgusting.

    However,
    If what you are saying about is romanitic relationship with THE RIGHT one, NEVER EVER EVER Overrated.

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  • I don’t think so. It’s always nice to have a bit of romance.

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  • absolutely, this idea that one needs to be in a relationship to lead a happy, fulfilling life pushed onto us by society and media is a buncha BS

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    • My thoughts exactly. Everytime I'm around friends or family, they want to ask me why I'm single. It's a choice. I don't have anything against dating by any means, but it's not as big a deal as it's made out to be.

  • Yes, they are overrated. But I can only speak for myself and what’s best for my life alone. For me, romantic relationships are unnecessary.

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  • No it isn't. Just that not everyone expresses themselves in that way

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  • How romantic we talkin?
    My version of romance is cooking for him. Watching movies together. Going out for walks or watching the stars. Even as an introvert, if we are doing our own things but sitting close to eachother its nice. If he randomly picked up flowers for me or literally anything, even some gum, I would melt and be putty in his hands.
    Basically its little things for me. I dont want the weird movie lovey dovey stuff. I dont expect anniversary or valentines day stuff, im not really a fan. But just random acts of kindness and appreciation.

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  • They are to me. Im not demanding yet I'm always disappointed.

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  • No, they’re amazing

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  • If anything they are underrated.

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  • No, just look at that cute doggie

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  • I voted B.

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  • Nah.

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  • And full of drama.

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  • Not the right ones

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  • Yes!
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    ~ Mrs Manson

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  • Yeah..

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  • Only if you're in a wrong one.

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  • Nope.

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  • never

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  • Why is it overrated?

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  • No way!:)

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  • I never got the whole romantic idea. I guess it's because I never had a dad in the house and my mom's love life existed out of more one night stands than anything else.

    When I was 13 I was the most mature of my year. I ignored the guys trying to be nice to me and spend my time jacking or sucking off 16-18 year old boys who called me a slut and I liked it. In college I was always the slut of the bunch cause I got way too drunk on nights out.

    Now I hit my thirties, I have a great career and that's way more important to me than a romantic relationship. I had a couple relationship-like things for a couple months sometimes but it never felt romantic and I got bored. It's like I never had the need for it. I need a sex life, but not a love life. To me they are completely different. Now when I go out I get as drunk as I can and I haven't spend one of those nights without a guy to fuck. Or when I'm at home and horny I just get a guy from tinder to come over and my appartement is turned into a porn set for the night. Love has nothing to do with that, but that's all I need to feel fulfilled. And no I don't feel depressed at all. I actually enjoy everyday of my life.

    I guess it just depends on your background and how you saw your parents act toward each other as a kid. And for those who think I'm a slut, I don't care! Just thinking about acting slutty turns me on already. I just know what I want.

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  • romantic relationships are overrated when in High School.

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What Guys Said 48

  • Good relationships are definitely not overrated- unhappy ones obviously are.

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  • Have you ever had a romantic relationship?

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  • would depend on how a person rates them right?
    be generally i would say no. life long companionship leads to longer life, healthier life, less depression and other mental health issues. those are positive things

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  • Viewing romantic relationships as a bad thing is just negative in my opinion. For me im not looking for a romantic serious relationship. I want to have fun. But one day I guess it would be nice. But right now it isn't important. What guy doesn't want a woman dedicated to him and taking care of him? I would love someone to make me food all the time, I hate cooking.

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  • I haven't had many relationships if you want to call them then but romance no matter what gender makes it beautiful fantasies that you have our different that's what makes us human that everything can be about the business end of something... As jaded as I believe I am I would like to believe but I still have that part of me still.

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  • Every relationship has is meaning more so for those in it so if it's important to them it's important

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  • As opposed to what? A purely sexual one? Nope, I'm all for a loving romantic long term relationship! :)

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  • All man-woman romantic relationships are 'romantic'. Otherwise they would be just friends or acquaintances.

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  • I don't think so. I think it's nice to have someone that understands you and have compatibility and also you can have sex with them.

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  • Well, I think if I were to ever be in one, the fantasy I built would be different than the reality of it.

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  • woman nowdays don't want ROMANCE. they want to be dominated, raped, abused while they can still have cake and eat it too.

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  • No, unless they (your significant other) make it into a job.

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  • Certainly not. We need a society that enforce it more. There will be happier people.

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  • No, because that's what relationships are all about.
    Am I right @mezzymezzmez?

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  • Being in a relationship makes me feel loved. That type of feelings are the best in the world

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  • Every love relationship is technically a romantic relationship.
    The name is outdated, really.

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  • Not overrated, just dishonestly portrayed in our arts and media, giving people horribly false expectations.

    We are taught that we will be "fixed" someone's love, that it will make us "happy". If you are broken alone, you will still be broken with someone else, and either way you're the only one who can fix you (with assistance does make it easier). If you are miserable alone (not just bored or lonely, but actually miserable), no relationship will make you happy. NOTHING outside of you can ever make you happy.

    But we get lied to and told that relationships do much more than they can ever do.

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  • Yes probably because they are usually so temporary.

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  • Love is what makes the world go round. It's what makes us keep going when we want to quit

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  • If its an actual relationship then no. From what i see often though there aren't too many if those

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  • Some people need it and it can make them feel loved.

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  • I think when you find the right one you'll never wanna leave. But I haven't found that yet

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  • They absolutely suck. They make women expect too much from men.

    They also reinforce gender roles and the whole “men have to do everything for their woman while she just sits there”. Romantic movies absolutely suck ass.

    My big fat greek wedding was good but that’s because it wasn’t only romantic, it had a decent comedy element. Yeah it was a little stereotypical but I only focus on the comedy aspect and the parts of the story that are actually decent.

    The thing is, romantic movies are jack shit.

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  • Because it's natural beauty and sometime we see each other in the same sense.

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  • it's great to be in love but every good thing comes to an end and then big OUCHIE

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  • Yeah

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  • I think casual sex is overrated.

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  • No, they're what makes the world go 'round.

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  • Yes. Highly.

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  • Nope they are not.

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